Emanuel Xavier

N/A
Brooklyn, NY

Author's Bio

Emanuel Xavier is an American poet, spoken word artist, author, editor, literary events curator, and activist. He transitioned himself from being a street hustler and a drug dealer to become one of the most significant and unlikely voices to emerge from the neo-Nuyorican spoken word movement using political, sexual and religious themes throughout his work. His background heritage is Puerto Rican and Ecuadorian. He has conducted spoken word poetry workshops and produced benefits and events for youth organizations throughout the country. He curated several seasons of a monthly spoken word poetry series for El Museo del Barrio in New York City and currently works for Random House. He performs regularly throughout the United States and has also performed abroad in the cities of Buenos Aires (Argentina), Guayaquil (Ecuador), London (UK), Paris (France), and Ghent (Belgium). Currently works for Random House, Inc.

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
Americano: Growing Up Gay and Latino in the U.S.
(Rebel Satori Press, 2012)
, Christ Like
(Rebel Satori Press, 2009)
, If Jesus Were Gay & other poems
(Rebel Satori Press, 2010)
, Nefarious
(Rebel Satori Press, 2013)
, Pier Queen
(Rebel Satori Press, 2012)
Anthologies: 
Ambientes: New Queer Latino Writing
(University of Wisconsin Press, 2011)
, Bad Boys
(Alyson Publications, 2003)
, Besame Mucho: New Gay Latino Fiction
(Painted Leaf Press, 1999)
, Best Gay Erotica 1997
(Cleis Press, 1997)
, Best Gay Erotica 2008
(Cleis Press, 2008)
, Best Gay Poetry 2008
(Lethe Press, 2008)
, Born This Way: Real Stories of Growing Up Gay
(Quirk Books, 2012)
, Bullets & Butterflies: queer spoken word poetry
(Suspect Thoughts Press, 2005)
, For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Still Not Enough
(Magnus Books, 2013)
, From Porn to Poetry 2
(Samba Mountain Press, 2003)
, Mariposas: A Modern Anthology of Queer Latino Poetry
(Floricanto Press, 2008)
, Me No Habla With Acento: Contemporary Latino Poetry
(Rebel Satori Press, 2011)
, Men on Men 7
(Plume, 1999)
, Of The Flesh
(Suspect Thoughts Press, 2002)
, Queer & Catholic
(Routledge, 2008)
, Studs: Gay Erotic Fiction
(Cleis Press, 2014)
, The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name
(Boheme Press, 2003)
, Virgins, Guerrillas & Locas
(Cleis Press, 1999)
Journals: 
Drumvoices Revue, Hanging Loose, Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review, Hostos Review, Long Shot
Performances: 
Aaron Davis Hall
(2004)
, Amherst College
(2006)
, Bar 13 Lounge
(2005)
, Bates College
(2009)
, Bowery Poetry Club
(2005)
, Broward College
(2012)
, Brown University
(2002)
, Central Park Summerstage
(2004)
, Centro Cultural de la Raza, College of William & Mary
(2012)
, Columbia University
(2003)
, El Museo Del Barrio
(2007)
, El Museo Del Barrio
(2009)
, El Museo Del Barrio
(2008)
, El Museo del Barrio
(2010)
, El Museo del Barrio
(2011)
, Faison Firehouse Theater
(2013)
, Ghent University
(2009)
, Giovanni's Room
(2009)
, Hartford Public Library
(2004)
, Housing Works Bookstore
(2008)
, Joe's Pub
(2004)
, Le Petit Theatre in New Orleans
(2002)
, Lesley University
(2012)
, Lesley University
(2012)
, Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay & Lesbian Art
(2012)
, LGBT Community Services Center
(2005)
, Lincoln Center
(2003)
, Miami Dade College
(2007)
, Museum of Modern Art
(2013)
, Naranja Library
(2007)
, New York University
(2004)
, Nuyorican Poets Cafe
(2003)
, Princeton University
(2010)
, Princeton University
(2007)
, Queens Museum of Art
(2006)
, Quinnipiac University, Resistencia Bookstore
(2006)
, Resistencia Bookstore in Austin
(2004)
, Rikers Island Prison
(2003)
, Russell Simmons presents Def Poetry on HBO- 2003
(2003)
, Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry on HBO- 2005
(2005)
, San Francisco Public Library
(2008)
, School of Visual Arts
(2008)
, The Front Porch
(2012)
, The New School
(2002)
, The United Nations, Tillery Street Theatre in Austin
(2004)
, Towson University
(2007)
, University of Chicago
(2005)
, University of Florida
(2008)
, University of Louisville
(2007)
, University of Massachusetts
(2003)
, Washington Square Park
(2002)
, Wellesley College
(2006)
Prizes Won: 
New York City Council Citation, Marsha A. Gomez Cultural Heritage Award, 2008 World Pride Award recipient, Equality Forum 2010 GLBT History Month Icon, American Library Association's Over The Rainbow selection for "If Jesus Were Gay & other poems"

More Information

Listed as: 
Fiction Writer, Poet, Spoken Word Artist
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
G/L/B/T, Latino/Latina
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, At Risk Youth, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender, Teachers, Teenagers
Fluent in: 
English, Spanish
Born in: 
Brooklyn
Raised in: 
Brooklyn, NY
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Last updated: Apr 28, 2017